JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazed brown liquid with a moderate to small off-white head. Day old coffee and chocolate malt aromas. Fairly thin, but not watery. Flavors of lightly burnt coffee and hints of dark chocolate. Some mild fruit and vegetable components that distract. Certainly not the worst porter I’ve had, but nothing to exciting.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer poured black with very minimal white head which disappeared quickly. It smelled of alcohol and coffee. The taste was of coffee and faint chocolate notes, and not bad. Mouthfeel was flat (needed more carbonation) and somewhat watery. The beer seemed to be water+malt rather than a comprehensive beverage.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Ring. Sweet Dusty Malt Aroma. Coffee Notes..Bittersweet Chocolate, Malt and a Light, Dry Bitter Hop Aftertaste. Pretty Watery Overall.
badgerben (4779) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance of mud with no head. Light coffee aroma. Chocolate flavor that’s quite bitter, with watery malts. Not bad.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, nearly opaque chocolate brown appearance with tan ridges for a head. Aroma is pumpernickel, unsweetened chocolate, unsalted pecans and a cedar clothes chest. Chocolate and roasted malts typify the flavor, as expected. A touch of bitterness and a near vinegar consistency. Another brewpub porter, or stout, or whatever’s chic at the moment. Descent, but not stirring or original at all.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish color with a tan head. So-so lacing. Zero carbonation. Non-traditional porter. Very little aroma. Palate is a bit bitter, watery, with so-so carbonation. Burnt malts, roasted malts, mild dark chocolate.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pierce St. Porter. Black body, creamy light tan head. The flavor leans towards coffee-roast. It also features apple-y esters, and kind of a combination of grassy and sprucey hops. Lacks that traditional porter lactic tartness. Slightly rough, dry finish with some sweet chocolate notes. Minimal aroma, possibly due to its low level of carbonation.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival tap: labeled as Pierce Street porter. Mollasses nose from a dark brown porter. Some peaty aromas. medium bodied and well balanced by some bitterness at the finish, reminded me of Arcadias porter.